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08-08-2009, 19:19   #61
 
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Slaughterhouse 5/Kurt Vonnegut
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^ great book!

Off for a month to Europe, enjoy the rainy weather here in Ireland. Ill be looking forward to Dresden after Slaughterhouse 5.

Will be reading The Heart of the Matter; On The Road (cliche, huh?), A Farewell to Arms and The Trial while on the trains.

Good Luck!!!!!!!!!
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Just started 'Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee'

Hope I get to finish it before school starts. My inner child keeps saying bury my fart at wounded gee though...
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Just back from hols where i read French Revolutions by Tim Moore (very funny), Waiting for the Barbarians by JM Coetzee (great read as usual from Mr. Coetzee) & The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks which was nearly unputdownable! Now reading The Discovery of France by Graham Robb (hols were in France but this one was too heavy to put in the panniers).
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The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks which was nearly unputdownable!
Love that book. The only book I have read more than once!
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On he Road by Jack Kerouac, its a fun read but is taking me a lot longer to read then most other books. i think its all the detail
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The Trial by Franz Kafka

Kafka died before completing this. It's strange reading an absurd head-spinner knowing it's gonna end before it even makes sense of itself. Good fun though!
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Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts

... im almost finished! Epic stuff....
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Rock and a Hard Place by Stephen J Martin.

Hilariously written and very easy to relate to.
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chris jericho - a lions tale
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Brilliant Orange by David Winner
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Finished The Van last week.......


I must say it has fantastic insight on the strugle faced by family men on
the dole and the embarsement and shame faced by them in the reflection's of there famileys.....
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Started Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris over the weekend. It's the first in the Sookie Stackhouse series (made into the True Blood TV series).

It's a nice light read, fairly witty & a page turner so far.
I'll probably stick with it through the whole series.
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I thought I'd try my hand at some greek literature so I decided to give The Odyssey by Homer a go. It's ****, utterly boring and depressingly repetitive. On principle, I always finish a book once I've started it, but this one is pushing my belief to the limit. I cannot wait to get it out of the way so I can get started on some Camus again.
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Just back from hols where i read French Revolutions by Tim Moore (very funny)
I've just finished reading it for a second time.

Two descriptions of how he looked struggling up steep hills: "looking like Stephen Roche on La Plagne and sounding like Stephen Hawking at La Scala"; "looking like Bernard Hinault giving birth to a cement mixer"
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